Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – October 2014 YTD


Acura’s new TLX was the second-best-selling premium brand car and third-best-selling premium brand vehicle overall in October 2014. Compared with the results achieved by its two predecessors – TL and TSX – one year ago, TLX sales were up 168% last month. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD

Canada luxury car sales chart October 2014
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BMW’s 3-Series continued to lead all premium brand cars, however, with 946 October sales. That represents a 12% decrease for the 3-Series, yet overall 3-Series/4-Series sales were up 0.3%. 

Overall BMW passenger car volume was up 7% as their SAVs slid 13%. Likewise, Mercedes-Benz’s cars grew at a faster clip than their SUVs. A similar story was told at Acura, Porsche, and Volvo, too. 

If you’re a frequent GCBC reader, you know that growth in the luxury and mass-market sectors has been generated by SUVs and crossovers of late, while Canada’s car market is, if not shrinking, then suffering progressively decreasing market share. The October results for some of Canada’s favourite luxury brands stand in contrast with this trend, but only temporarily.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2015 • November 2014 • September 2014October 2013

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
192
156 23.1% 2412 2834 -14.9%
788
1169
1
63 -98.4% 206 632 -67.4%
340
2 16,900% 1944 354 449%
Audi A4  ^
508
606 -16.2% 4809 5113 -5.9%
127
211 -39.8% 1932 2042 -5.4%
23 -100% 2 595 -99.7%
223
790
946
1079 -12.3% 8408 10,934 -23.1%
328
191 71.7% 2827 191 1380%
33
172
265
365 -27.4% 2877 2528 13.8%
25
25 0.0% 381 461 -17.4%
324
267 21.3% 2821 2128 32.6%
86
88 -2.3% 914 892 2.5%
360
352 2.3% 3454 2022 70.8%
225
291 -22.7% 2346 2717 -13.7%
680
731 -7.0% 5638 7736 -27.1%
421
175 141% 3151 283 1013%
6 -100% 307 -100%
188
130 44.6% 1686 1154 46.1%
Total
6060
4761 27.3% 47,939 42,923 11.7%

Midsize Luxury Car
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
9
33 -72.7% 211 160 31.9%
58
231 -75.0% 1346 1994 -32.5%
86
90 -4.4% 979 874 12.0%
56
65 -13.8% 813 593 37.1%
215
351 -38.7% 1929 2118 -8.9%
71
93 -23.7% 865 795 8.8%
45
56 -19.6% 558 614 -9.1%
7
6 16.7% 63 68 -7.4%
118
101 16.8% 1304 885 47.3%
24
13 84.6% 97 228 57.5%
46
56 -17.9% 480 491 -2.2%
Kia K900 
21
289
267 8.2% 2327 2689 -13.5%
29
41 -29.3% 410 559 -26.7%
13
21 -38.1% 189 226 -16.4%
92
165 -44.2% 1259 1298 -3.0%
329
340 -3.2% 3238 2670 21.3%
3 -100% 115 -100%
4
5 -20.0% 52 46 13.0%
41
60 -31.7% 448 542 -17.3%
Total
1532
1997 -23.3% 16,589 16,965 -2.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better. This explains why you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury SUVs and the Acura ILX with mainstream cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.
^ Acura combines sales figures of the outgoing RL with the new RLX. Mercedes-Benz’s Canadian sales figures combine the E-Class with the CLS-Class. Audi Canada’s A4 sales figures include sales of the Allroad.
‡ The XTS, K900, and Equus aren’t listed here because they’re not massive – they are – but because their price points position them much more closely to, for example, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the S-Class. Genesis sales figures here do not include sales of the Genesis Coupe (as Hyundai’s U.S. Genesis sales figures do), making the comparison with premium brand vehicles much more valid.

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